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Stand and Deliver

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For the song by Adam & the Ants see Stand and Deliver (song).

Stand and Deliver (1988) is a film dramatizing the work of Jaime Escalante, a dedicated East Los Angeles, California high school mathematics teacher. In the film, he helped 18 Hispanic students learn calculus well enough to pass the Advanced Placement exam, even though originally many of them were having trouble with multiplication and fractions.

Edward James Olmos starred as Escalante, with Lou Diamond Phillips, Vanessa Marquez, and Carmen Argenziano.

Tagline: A true story about a modern miracle.

Quotes:

  • Escalante: (to Dr. Ramirez) Those scores would have never been questioned if my kids did not have Spanish surnames and come from barrio schools. You know that!
  • Dr. Ramirez: (to Escalante) No one has the right to accuse me of racism. (shouting) No one has the right to accuse me of racism!

"Stand and Deliver" is also the name of a snowboarding film produced by Mack Dawg Productions.

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